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Challenging Bobby Jindal to Debate Evidence for Evolution

A Creationist Campaign: Louisiana students are suffering for Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions. Source: Slate By Zack Kopplin When Pastor Louis Husser spoke to the Louisiana House Education Committee in 2008…

Epidemic in Russia: Fighting HIV where no-one admits it’s a problem

Source: BBC The phrase “Aids epidemic” awakens distant memories in most of Europe, Australia or the Americas, where infection rates have generally been in decline for years. But as former…

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing

Source: NY Times BERKELEY, Calif. — As a child in Hilo, one of the less touristy parts of Hawaii, Jennifer A. Doudna felt out of place. She had blond hair…

US ‘will not fund research for modifying embryo DNA’

Source: BBC By James Gallagher; Health editor, BBC News website Modifying the DNA of embryos is a “line that should not be crossed”, a leading figure in US research says. Dr…

Scientists Discover the Secret to Keeping Cells Young

Source: Time By Alice Park @aliceparkny April 30, 2015 Researchers say it may be possible to slow and even reverse aging by keeping DNA more stably packed together in our…

Jordan: Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students

Source: Nature Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students By Rana Dajani, who is associate professor of molecular biology at Hashemite University in Zarqa, Jordan, and a visiting scholar at the Faraday…

Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with West African virus strain

Source: BBC More than 10,000 people are reported to have died in the current Ebola outbreak Ebola crisis How Ebola changed the world The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on…

Family income affects brain anatomy, test scores – MIT study

Kids in low-income households lag behind their peers from wealthier families when it comes to standardized testing. Their brain anatomy could be a factor, with the research exposing a “cost…

A unique whale song is recorded in Antarctica, perhaps from a new species

Source: BBC A new species of whale may be cruising the icy cold waters of the Antarctic. Scientists have recorded a unique whale song, which they can’t identify, in the…

Breastfed babies are smarter and earn more money – study

Posted 2 hours ago by Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) in news Babies who are breastfed are more intelligent, stay longer in full-time education and ultimately earn more money as well, a three-decade study has…

Breastfeeding ‘linked to higher IQ’

Epigraph: And We have enjoined on man to be good to his parents. His mother bears him with pain, and brings him forth with pain. And the bearing of him…

The contagious thought that could kill you

Source: BBC By David Robson To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.…

Ben Carson: Many prisoners go in straight, come out gay

Source: Tampa Bay Times By Lauren Carroll on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 On CNN March 4, 2015, likely presidential contender Ben Carson, a Republican, said “A lot of people who…

Jumbo-gardeners: How elephants affect weather

‘First human’ discovered in Ethiopia

Religious implication of the discovery discussed in the articles linked at the bottom of this article. By Pallab Ghosh; Science correspondent, BBC News Related Stories Ethiopia’s pride in ‘Lucy’ find Human…

The best of the scientists today do not fully understand, how evolution affects religious discourse

Epigraph: And many of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. (Al Quran 10:37)   The proverbial elephant in the room The Muslim Times’ collection about…

Evolution – Survival Without Direction?

Source: Review of Religions, February 2015 By Dr. Adeel Bajwa – Birmingham UK The Muslim Times’ perspective is explained in the comment section Introduction The theory of evolution by natural selection was…

Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

February 6, 2015 Canada today provided terminally-ill citizens with increased peace of mind and control over the dying process. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that those who are terminally…

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